London events calendar
Your month-by-month guide to the best new events in London
Welcome to Time Out's London events calendar. In this guide you'll find our hand-picked selection of the best new events that begin this month, next month and indeed every month. From theatre, exhibition and film openings to gigs, festivals and comedy, if it's new, it's here - dive in!
- Sun Mar 31
- Thu Feb 28
March events in London
Exploring Bowie's career as musical innovator and mercurial cultural icon, the exhibition looks at his influence on music, fashion and art through the decades through some 300 objects. Bowie as photographed by the likes of Brian Duffy and Terry O'Neill will provide a focus, along with more than 60 stage cosutmes including 'Ziggy Stardust'-era bodysuits, set designs for the 'Diamond Dogs' tour, sketches, scores and diary entries.
- Rated as: 3/5
The Frank of ‘Robot and Frank’ is a slightly dotty retired jewel thief, rusting away in a remote New England community, a few years in the future. He’s played with old-school charm by Frank Langella, who’s deserved this kind of lead role for a while now. The robot is an Asimo clone bought by Frank’s son (James Marsden) to act as his father’s home help and health care worker. But it’s not long before Frank is taking advantage of the robot’s moral absence to carry out a series of daring cat burglaries in the neighbourhood.
The bills at this massive monthly gig in one of the capital's most beautiful venues are always stunning. See each occurrences to find out who's performing at each night.
- Rated as: 4/5
This genial biopic of the ‘Godfather of Belfast Punk’, Terri Hooley, is a litany of rock-movie clichés: battered transit vans, seedy dives, heroic outsiders, shifty label execs, abandoned spouses, missed chances, take-all gambles and industrial quantities of cheap lager.
The London Dungeon
The new London Dungeon has all the ghastly gore and black comedy of the old Tooley Street attraction in a bigger and more high-tech package. In a jokey celebration of torture, death and disease, visitors can journey back in time to London's plague-ridden streets (rotting corpses, rats, vile boils and projectile vomiting all come as standard) and meet some of the city's unsavoury characters, from Guy Fawkes to demon barber Sweeney Todd. A cast of blood-splattered actors are joined by 'virtual' guests, such as Brian Blessed as Henry VIII, and as well as the 18 different shows and 'surprises' – which could see you on the run from 'Jack the Ripper' or getting lost in London's Victorian sewers – there are two rides to raise the adrenaline: a turbulent boat trip down the Thames towards execution, and a dark drop ride plunging three stories in the pitch black. Note that the London Dungeon is unsuitable for young or easily scared children.
- Critics choice
Booze, cruise and tunes with DJs Tim Jones and guests. Men-only.
- Rated as: 4/5
When it was announced that ‘Caesar Must Die’, the new film by veteran Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, had won the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, a surprisingly large proportion of those who’d attended the event greeted the news with bemusement, even open hostility.
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